I Made It

Savidge for America made it into Mile-High Stadium tonight, and got to watch as Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination. However, the combination of ridiculous amounts of walking (apparently, INVESCO Field is approximately 7,000 miles from anything) and lack of sleep for the past few days (although my average of five hours pales in comparison to the all-nighters some of our producers have endured) mean that I am at risk of falling on this laptop asleep any second now. So some quick analysis of the Obama speech: while it didn’t have the oratory flash of earlier Obama addresses like the one he gave in New Hampshire (which saw the birth of “Yes We Can” as the campaign slogan), it did something much more important by showing what he means. There has been some frustration with Democrats who didn’t know what “Change” means, even though it would be thrown out all the time – Obama made a good decision by saying, “Change means…” many times in the speech.

It’s been a great experience here in Denver, I should be back for a wrap-up tomorrow, but I’ll be moving into college (go badgers) so it might be a little late.


Obama Speech at INVESCO Field Sold Out (Already)

When Barack Obama makes his speech accepting the Democratic Nomination for President on August 28th at Denver’s INVESCO Field, he’ll be speaking to a packed house: CNN is reporting that the campaign stopped the application process for free tickets yesterday, having filled more than 60,000 seats. Obama announced in early July that he would move his speech from the 20,000-seat Pepsi Center, where the rest of the 2008 DNC will take place, to the massive football stadium across the South Platte River.

Although the speech (and especially its location) won’t help counter the McCain campaign’s charge that Obama is nothing more than a celebrity who draws huge crowds but isn’t ready to lead, it will certainly dominate the headlines for a few days, and possibly have legs in the media going into the start of the RNC.

And speaking of DNC coverage… Youth Radio (and Savidge for America) will be at the Democratic Convention in just a few weeks. So for all your convention coverage check out youthradioflows.wordpress.com.